West Side Mob

Upcoming Dates:

Our West Side Mob tour has concluded for the season and will return in spring 2020. Check our Calendar for available winter tours.


General Admission: $15
Student Admission: $5
Explorer Pass Holders; FREE

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Tour Meets At:

Providence Social

490 Rhode Island Street, Buffalo, NY 14213

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Buffalo’s West Side was once a hotbed of mob activity and government surveillance as law enforcement tried to make a dent in the criminal underworld, often with little success. Find out how the mob succeeded at eluding the government men for decades on this entertaining tour. This tour is adapted from Mike Rizzo’s book “Gangsters and Organized Crime in Buffalo.”

The tour meets in front of Providence Social restaurant at 490 Rhode Island Street, Buffalo, NY. Free street parking is available on Rhode Island, Chenango, and other nearby streets.


  • General Admission: $15
  • Student Admission: $5
  • Explorer Pass Holders: FREE

Tour Details:

  • Advance reservations are encouraged but not required for this tour.
    • All credit card payments must be made in advance.  Advance reservations with a credit card can be made online until the tour starting time. Cash or checks are accepted at the start of the tour.
    • If you make an advance reservation, please print your confirmation email, or be prepared to show it on your phone.
  • This tour is approximately two hours in length.
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather – the tour will proceed rain or shine.
  • Cameras are encouraged!
  • See our FAQs page for our refund policy and answers to other questions.